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December 2017 Archives

The packages are all under the tree. There is excitement in the air. Christmas is almost here but can a gift really bring you joy?  Perhaps for a moment, maybe weeks, even years in some cases. But more is needed for continuous joy! And […]

If you struggle with addiction or are in recovery, the holidays can be a difficult time. After all, drinking is part of the holiday celebration for many people and often expected at social occasions. This doesn’t mean you must participate, […]

I heard a group of millennials talking about how sad they were that they had no traditions for the Christmas holiday. This was something they longed for and wished their families had been more intentional about creating traditions. Well, it’s […]

We all want to shed a few pounds, right? But it is not as easy as passing up that gooey brownie or saying “No” to the extra slice of pumpkin pie. Good intentions don’t always translate to results. Our brain […]

Family hurts: The terrible gift that keeps on giving. They make the holidays not so joyful. The minute you set foot in your mom’s house and the relatives begin to arrive, that old wound from years ago begins to fester. […]

Every year, I remind readers to think ahead about how you will handle difficult family issues during the holidays. Why? Because this is one time of year we intentionally get together despite our conflicts and upsets with each other. We […]

The holidays are supposed to be a time of remembering the incredible gift we received from God–the birth of Christ. But a number of things can steal the  joy of the season. So make a few changes to rid your bah […]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for those who have the money for holiday spending. But hey, most of us have to watch our budget so as not to engage in holiday overspending. Here are a few suggestion I found on […]

It’s only the beginning of December and already people are talking about how stressed they are! Our reasons for stress are legitimate. There are family get togethers, cooking and baking, decorating, meal planning, parties, gifts to buy, financial strain and […]